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Got a stress case in your life? Of course you do: "Without question, many of us have mastered the neurotic art of spending much of our lives worrying about a variety of things all at once." Carlson's cheerful book aims to make us stop and smell--if not roses--whatever is sitting in front of our noses. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff... offers 100 meditations designed to make you appreciate being alive, keep your emotions (especially anger and dissatisfaction) in proper perspective, and cherish other people as the unique miracles they are. It's an owner's manual of the heart, and if you follow the directions, you will be a happier, more harmonious person. Like Stairmasters, oat bran, and other things that are good for you, the meditations take discipline. Even so, some of the strategies are kind of fun: "Imagine the people in your life as tiny infants and as 100-year-old adults." The trouble is, once you start, it's hard to stop.
Stress consultant Carlson reads his self-help guide with conviction, his gentle voice clear and persuasive. He presents common-sense advice for living a less hectic and more meaningful, loving life. His essential message is that we get caught up in minutiae, "the small stuff," and never get around to doing what makes us or our loved ones happy. He advises readers to engage in such small acts as paying someone a compliment daily, putting a lid on keeping track of who does what around the house, and writing a letter to a friend. Carlson urges small daily changes and uses examples of improvement from his own life to show how the advice works, making the book ideally suited to the audio format. Tape quality is excellent. Recommended for public libraries.?Nancy R. Ives, SUNY at Geneseo
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Really great perspective on a lot of issues. Chapters are only 1-2 pages which are great for those 5 minutes breaks. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Redswood
Such an incredible book! really light reads but VERY deep and meaningful at the same time!Published 11 days ago by Melissa Beach
This is a great book for encougement. A good book to go to when you need that pick me up.Published 13 days ago by Keisha Dennis
I am really loving this book . I can tell that it's already helping me become a better person. Hopefully these lessons stick. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Audzilla
Great book. Really helps cool you down and make you feel relaxed and happy. If you get in a fight with your significant other, had a bad day, feel like nothing is working for you... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Hovva